Try lace knitting with this simple lace stitch!
The yarn over garter stitch is a very simple type of lace stitch, it doesn’t have to be hard to knit up some lace!
This stitch has ridges of garter stitch, which are just knit stitches, the most basic and easy to work stitch there is.
Then there are one row of alternating knit stitch and yarn overs, this is really easy too!
On the row after the yarn over row you just knit the knit stitches and dropp your yarn overs off the needle.
It’s really as simple as that. Add some extra yarn on one row and slip it off on the next row. Otherwise there’s just plain knit stitches!
Is this stitch reversible
Yes, this stitch looks the same on both sides.
Does this stitch curl at the edges
No, the garter stitch used for this stitch pattern makes your projects lay flat. Garter stitch is only knit stitches on both sides which evens out the tension in the fabric and makes it flat.
Can beginners learn to knit yarn over garter stitch
Yes, absolutely! This is as simple as it gets if you want to knit something with holes in it. Give it a go, you can do this!
The supplies needed
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To knit the garter ridge eyelets stitch pattern stitch pattern you will need:
K – Knit stitch
YO – Yarn over
Yarn over garter stitch pattern
Cast on in any number of stitches
Row 1–4: *K*, repeat *–* across the row
Row 5: K2 *YO, K1*, repeat *–* across the row, K1
Row 6: K2 *Drop YO, K1* repeat *–* across the row
Try a variation of this stitch!
If you like this stitch you could also try the drop stitch garter.
This stitch is basically the same as yarn over garter, but it uses double yarn overs which creates bigger holes. Bigger holes also mean that the fabric grows faster as you knit!
––> Speed knitting: How to knit faster
––> How to cast on, this post shows how to cast on in pics and video (scroll down a bit to get to the cast on part!)
––> How to plan a knitting project